Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has announced the death of his baby son in a heartfelt and statement uploaded to Instagram.
The update was signed off on behalf of both Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez, it read: “It is with our deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our baby boy. It’s the greatest pain any parent can feel. Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness.
“We would like to thank the doctors and nurses for all their expert care and support. We are all devastated at this loss and we kindly ask for privacy at this very difficult time. Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you. Cristiano Ronaldoand Georgina Rodriguez.”
The news comes just weeks after Rodriguez had posted a touching tribute to the five-time Ballon d’Or winner as they eagerly awaited their new arrivals.
“Every day by your side is happy and special,” she said on Instagram. “We love you indefinitely. Thank you so much to the best dad in the world.”
Rodriguez first met Ronaldo while working as a shop assistant for Gucci while the forward was plying his trade for Real Madrid.
The Portuguese skipper netted a hat-trick as United defeated relegation threatened Norwich City.
It remains to be seen if he will be in action for United when they visit Liverpool on Tuesday.
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